Europcar Car Rental at Poitiers
Europcar Poitiers Airport
Poitiers Airport is one of the smaller French airports, and is found just outside of the town of Poitiers, in western France. It is also to the west of the city, and nearby to the A10 Autoroute, which leads to Niort and Tours. The airport is in the area of Biard, and is therefore well known as the Poitiers-Biard Airport, with the official code of PIS. Poitiers Airport serves the city of Poitiers, as well as many other smaller areas in the Vienne department of France. In the terminal building, there are car hire companies, one of which is Europcar Poitiers Airport, and Europe is one of the most popular car rental service providers in the country, and around the world.
Although buses and taxis provide transport for passengers arriving at Poitiers Airport, a rented car is often considered to be the most convenient way to travel. Simply collect your baggage from the carousel in the arrival hall and make your way to Europcar, to arrange the ideal car for your business or holiday trip. The rental counters of Europcar, as well as other companies, such as Hertz, Avis, National, Alamo and Auto Europa, are found in the airport terminal, and the rented cars of the various companies are parked on the airport grounds, within walking distance of all facilities. Europcar is open during times when there are arrival flights at the airport. There are regular flights to Poitiers from Lyon, by the airline company Airlinair, and seasonal flights from UK destinations, such as London, Birmingham and Edinburgh, by Ryanair, a popular low-cost airline carrier.
The most convenient way to book a rented car is online, from one of the websites which support Europcar reservations. It is best to book early, as a better rental rate will then be secured. Europcar offers quotes which include all licenses and fees associated with the rental car or location, VAT and the mandatory airport surcharge for all rentals which commence at airport locations. Customers may also request to have the cost of insurance included in their quote. Insurances taken by most are collision damage waiver and theft protection. The majority of quotes will automatically include third party liability insurance and fire insurance. Costs which are also optional for the customers are those for additional drivers and for additional items of equipment hired for the rented vehicle, for example, satellite navigation systems and child seats. Europcar hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available, and from Poitiers Airport hand controls are free of charge.
Vehicles hired by Europcar will require the primary renter and all additional drivers listed on the contract to be only eighteen years of age for all car groups, which is a much lower age requirement than at many other of the Poitiers Airport car hire companies. However, the young driver surcharge will still be applicable to all who are under the age of 25. Make sure that you have your valid drivers license on hand when collecting the vehicle, and all other documents which may be required by Europcar. An International Driving Permit may be required for drivers who have licenses that are printed in a non-Roman alphabet, or for licenses that are not printed in English. An IDP will need to be arranged in your home country before you leave for Poitiers Airport, and will serve as a translation of your original license, but not as a valid driving license on its own.
At all the Poitiers Airport car rental companies, a major credit card is required for payments, as debit cards or cash are not accepted. Europcar will accept the cards of Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club or Eurocard, and may offer their own charge cards as well. The credit card used for payment should be in the name of the primary renter. For customers who are fond of hiring vehicles from Europcar, there is the Privilege Card, allowing access to many additional benefits and discounts. Holders of the Privilege Card enjoy instant recognition, the guaranteed application of company rates and charge card options, priority counter service and discounts at certain European hotels. The membership is available for occasional and frequent renters, and is free of charge.
For customers who do not wish to return to Poitiers Airport, one way hire services can be arranged. This means that the customer can drive their car to any region of France, and then return it to a different Europcar rental location. Perhaps convenient should you be leaving from another airport. Europcar one way hires are permitted for the majority of their vehicles, and may incur additional charges. Cross-border rentals are often allowed as well, allowing the motorist to travel into other European countries, such as nearby Spain or Italy. Vehicles may also be driven in the United Kingdom, and on islands nearby (Corsica and Sardinia) provided that they are returned to the mainland. Car insurances are usually valid in these locations, but a replacement vehicle may not be provided in the case of a breakdown.
Vehicles hired by Europcar, Poitiers Airport, are only of the latest model, have unlimited mileage and all customers will receive emergency breakdown services should it be required. The cars found in the Mini, Economy and Compact categories are perhaps the most popular, due to their lower rental rates, and include the Renault Twingo, Peugeot 207, VW Polo and Renault Megane, however, larger vehicles may be more appropriate for families, as they offer more room for luggage. The Renault Scenic, Renault Laguna, Renault Espace (seating seven) and the Mercedes Vito (seating nine) are larger rentals. SUVs, luxury cars and convertibles may also be available.
Contact Europcar at Poitiers Airport as early as possible to get the best rental rates, and to clarify all further details.
Telephone Number: +33 549582534
Fax Number: +33 0549373747